Trumpnocchio: An Acrostic

via Daily Prompt: Conveyor

Word count = 277 / Reading time = 1 minute, 15 seconds

Can we believe anything Trump says,

or is he a calumnious conveyor of falsehoods and lies,

not an inspiring purveyor of undisguised truth?

Various entities tally and track his deceptive claims.

Except for Breitbart and Fox News, most major media outlets do,

yearning for the day, I bet, they won’t have to work so hard,

or maybe hoping, fingers crossed, their tireless efforts are

rewarded by a righteous landslide of honest candidates.

*****     *****     *****     *****     *****     *****     *****

On the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration. The Washington Post featured a story about the number of Trump’s false or misleading claims topping 2,000 in his first year.  I know he’s not the first American President to lie.  I know we have been steadily losing faith in the president’s honesty since at least Nixon.  I’m sure every president from Washington forward has lied from time to time.  But to so openly, willfully, hell, gleefully and publicly lie that often, 2,000+ times in a year, just boggles my mind.  Who does that?  Oh, yes, that’s right, my President!

As mentioned in my poem above, there are several online fact-checking resources available.  If you were previously unaware of them, or if you’re interested in checking them out, here are links to a few good ones.  The Trump Tracker has a nifty way of breaking things down.  Politifact is thorough, wide-ranging, and oh yeah, won the Pulitzer Prize! has won several awards including a Webby for best politics site.  There are others, but those three are my favorites.

What do y’all think?  Is it silly of me to expect honesty from the President of the United States?  Am I just being naïve?

12 thoughts on “Trumpnocchio: An Acrostic

  1. and yet smart (maybe) friends of mine still support him saying the higher stock market and lower unemployment are due to him. They forget that Obama saved from a certain recession back in 2008. What can we say to those who can’t seem to see?

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  2. Thanks for the links for fact-checking. I want to check Trump’s numbers. And by the way, I would also like to know why MS-13 was highlighted as a threat. I looked it up; gang members from Central America do not fit the profile of the deadliest shooters our country has produced.

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      1. Thanks for the info. I only knew they were enemies of the Bulldog gang; when I first started teaching, some of my students refused to write or say the numbers 13 or 14, depending on their gang affiliation.

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  3. Oh, politics! I may earn myself yet another migraine if I even start down this path of discussion. So I will simply bite my tongue (not a trump supporter just so ya know) but still not going to get started on this subject. Oh, the pain of it!!!

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  4. What Trump is teaching us is how much importance we have placed on the presidency — and not to sound like Pollyanna, a distant relative, look how involved and active so many of us have become! We are reading stuff, thinking about stuff. Trump is a deviation from most norms, but not from the norm of power-hungry narcissists or people with the incurable illness known as narcissistic personality disorder. He has every symptom in the book. So to paraphrase JFK, as not what your president can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Just some thoughts.

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